I open my eyes and I can’t believe it. The totally indignity!

Of course, they’d never have got away with it if I hadn’t had such a wild night on the tiles. I’d have woken up and put a stop to it before it got this far. But, oh no! They had to take advantage of my weakened state.

How many of my friends and, even worse, my enemies, have witnessed my predicament? More to the point, how am I ever going to live it down? I’ll be the laughing stock of the neighbourhood until some other poor cat gets made even more of a spectacle.

But I’m going to get my revenge! It won’t be that hard, I just need to be a bit patient.

Sooner or later, they are going to have to remove this outrageous get-up. I’ll pretend to be asleep, but really I’ll be lying in wait.

And when those hands reach round to get a hold on this.....thing.....I’m going to grab them. And my claws will be far from retracted. There is such a thing as feline dignity, you know.

Until then I’ll pretend that I like playing the clown. Laugh all you like, but keep your distance while you do!

Submitted: April 11, 2018

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Jeff Bezaire

A fun, light-hearted piece, Hully! Perfectly in line with a cat's train of thought. Anytime I see a cat wearing clothing, I imagine they're thinking something along these lines. It's amazing anyone can get their cat into a piece of clothing, and without an array of scratches to show for it, that's truly a skill! Some cats never forgive, though, and never forget.
Well done! A good read!

Wed, April 11th, 2018 5:49pm


Thanks, Jeff. Bella, the mother cat, looks just like the one in the pic and I could easily imagine her reaction should someone decide to demean her in that way. Glad you enjoyed it and I hope it brought a smile!

Wed, April 11th, 2018 10:54am

Sue Harris

You know, Hully, I really hate it when people dress up their pets, I find it distasteful, and as in this story, undignified. So I award you a medal for this... good on yer cat, get your claws out. Fab story!

Wed, April 11th, 2018 5:51pm


Like I said to Jeff, this cat looks just like Bella when she is in one of her grumpy moods. I can't understand how people can do it! Dolls are for dressing up, not pets. Thanks so much for reading!

Wed, April 11th, 2018 10:57am

Mike S.

Look at that face--'I don't give a shit about anyone but myself--'Trump Face,' excellent, Hull!

Wed, April 11th, 2018 5:53pm


This is Bella in a grumpy mood -- not really, I'd never do that, but the expression is just like hers when she's disapproving! Thanks for reading, Mike and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Wed, April 11th, 2018 11:00am

Vance Currie

Perhaps you were right about surprise endings. Stories like this don't need them. Let's just say that I have yet to read anything of yours that I haven't enjoyed . I do like surprise endings but it is often just as good to leave what happens next to the imagination of the reader.

Wed, April 11th, 2018 8:27pm


Thank you so much for that, Joe. Glad you enjoyed it!

Wed, April 11th, 2018 2:03pm

Dr. Acula

Cats are smart people lol ! They know...oh they know.
Cute story, Hully !
They always settle the score though, somehow )))

Thu, April 12th, 2018 1:06am


Ah, don't they just...if not by scratching then by leaving a decapitated 'present'.
Thanks so much for reading, Doc!

Thu, April 12th, 2018 1:53am


This was really an adorable write :) I don't dress Mitzy up unless it's Halloween. I can't help it, she looks so cute and spoiled with her Queen costume lol... Well penned story, Hully.

Thu, April 12th, 2018 2:39pm


This looks just like Bella when she is feeling grumpy.....if I ever tried to dress her up, I'd probably not survive to tell the tale! Thanks for reading, jaylisbeth.

Thu, April 12th, 2018 10:02am

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